|Perimeter Taxiways at DFW|
In 2003, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) began real-time, human-in-the-loop simulations that demonstrated the effect of adding perimeter taxiways. During the tests, air traffic controllers, pilots and officials from DWF, the FAA and NASA evaluated numerous scenarios at NASA Ames Research Center's FutureFlight Central (FFC) and Crew Vehicle Systems Research Facility (CVSRF) to verify the cost benefit and paper studies on the perimeter taxiways...
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|2011 Green Flight Challenge Highlights Video|
On Monday, October 3, 2011, NASA's Centennial Challenges program awarded the largest prize in aviation history, created to inspire the development of more fuel-efficient aircraft and spark the start of a new electric airplane industry. Three teams successfully met all requirements and competed for the $1.65 million purse in the CAFE Green Flight Challenge, sponsored by Google, over the skies of Santa Rosa, California.For more information about NASA's Centennial Challenge, please visit http://www...
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|NASA Ames Launches Planet-Finding Tweetup|
On Feb. 11, 2011, NASA Ames hosted more than 55 Twitter followers or "tweeps" from 18 states and 5 countries to learn about the Center's research activities. Recent planetary discoveries by the Kepler mission and science flights by NASA's SOFIA aircraft were two featured topics of discussion.The "tweeps" toured several facilities at Ames, including the Kepler labs, where mission data is analyzed; the Vertical Motion Simulator, the world's largest motion-based flight simulator; Future Flight Cent...
Keywords: Where -- Sofia; nasa; ames; tweetup; tweep; twitter; kepler; sofia; vms; ffc; future; flight; central; fluid; mechanics; lab; social; media; stem; education; outreach; science; space; universe; exoplanets; @otakuchick; @MrDDon; worden